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How Canada's legalization is shaping cannabis laws elsewhere

Oct. 16, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

Ever since Canada became the first major country to legalize marijuana for adults a year ago, other nations have been paying attention. The small South American nation of Uruguay was the first to legalize marijuana for adults. New Zealand, Luxembourg and Mexico are among those that have looked to Canada for...

Obama endorses Trudeau in unprecedented endorsement

Oct. 16, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Barack Obama is urging Canadians to re-elect Prime Minster Justin Trudeau, an apparently unprecedented endorsement of a candidate in a Canadian election by a former American president. Obama tweeted Wednesday that he was proud to work with Trudeau and described him as a hard-working,...

Lawyer: British family deported after US border crossing

Oct. 16, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

READING, Pa. (AP) — Lawyers for a British family who made an unauthorized crossing from Canada into the United States say the family has been deported after nearly two weeks in federal custody. Bridget Cambria says U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement told her all seven members of the family, including...

Pricey pot, few stores in Canada after 1 year of legal sales

Oct. 16, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The weed is expensive, the selection is limited, the black market persists, and licensed stores are scarce. It's one year into Canada's experiment in legal marijuana, and hundreds of legal pot shops have opened. While many residents remain proud of Canada for bucking...

There from the start for Nationals, Zimmerman in 1st Series

Oct. 16, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bottle of beer in hand, Ryan Zimmerman stood alone in the Nationals Park home clubhouse for a few moments, taking in the scene while his teammates celebrated reaching Washington's first World Series since 1933. Eventually, someone threw an arm around the 35-year-old Zimmerman's shoulders...

Teenage rookies Hughes, Kakko struggling early in season

Oct. 16, 2019 3:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko were the clear favorites all along to be the top two picks in this year's NHL draft. So far, the 18-year-olds have struggled to generate a lot of offense in the opening weeks of the season. Kakko, selected second by the New York Rangers after New Jersey took...

Miller scores twice, Canucks beat Red Wings 5-1

Oct. 16, 2019 2:05 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Vancouver Canucks forward J.T. Miller says sometimes the key to an effective power play is simple — just shoot. Miller had two of Vancouver's three power-play goals in the Canucks' 5-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday. "It doesn't always work how you plan...

Vasilevskiy leads Lightning to a 3-1 win over Canadiens

Oct. 16, 2019 1:41 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy made 33 saves to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 on Tuesday night in the fifth game of a six-game road trip. Braydon Coburn, Steven Stamkos and Tyler Johnson scored for the Lightning (3-2-1), who were coming off a 4-2 loss to the Ottawa...

Frolik scores in his 800th NHL game, Flames beat Flyers 3-1

Oct. 16, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Michael Frolik lost his helmet on his first shift and scored on his second. Frolik scored in his 800th NHL game and the Calgary Flames beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Tuesday night. Frolik scored the 154th goal of his 13-season career, fifth as a member of the Flames. The...

Canada beats US 2-0, ends 34-year, 17-game winless streak

Oct. 16, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The U.S. keeps coming up with underwhelming performances in its first year under Gregg Berhalter, whose tenure as American coach is starting to draw criticism. Canada beat the United States for the first time in 34 years, getting second-half goals from Alphonso Davies and Lucas Cavallini in...